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  1. #61
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    Quote Originally Posted by Erock View Post
    Is this all plywood construction?

    Look'n good!
    Sure is! About 3/16" lauan. Total for wood and glue is less than $50. Gonna have to buy more resin though.

    LBC, I'll let you know about the fin measurements. I was looking for more speed down the line so i didn't toe in too much. I also want to be able to recenter from the rail after a turn so I'm thinking about moving the center fins further towards the middle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erock View Post
    Is this all plywood construction?

    Look'n good!
    Sure is! About 3/16" lauan. Total for wood and glue is less than $50. Gonna have to buy more resin though.

    LBC, I'll let you know about the fin measurements. I was looking for more speed down the line so i didn't toe in too much. I also want to be able to recenter from the rail after a turn so I'm thinking about moving the center fins further towards the middle.

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    History of Surfing book Warshaw, use the plans from the 1930's popular science magazine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gfootr View Post
    History of Surfing book Warshaw, use the plans from the 1930's popular science magazine.
    You're gonna have to narrow it down for me. What are you getting at?

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    I was trying to be funny, but...

    http://www.amazon.com/The-History-Su...ory+of+surfing

    Warshaw writes about when in the 1920-1930's surfers like Tom Blake began to build hollow boards because the redwood planks were too heavy. The hollow boards were lighter and faster. Since they were not really being made commercially, and Waikiki was growing in popularity and surfing was gaining riders in Cali. Popular science printed plans on how to make your own hollow surfboard.

    There's an image of the plans in the book. Lot's of dowels, ribs, panels and you would have to be really good with wood. They had brass drain holes!

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    Did you build a rocker table/clamp setup? I can't remember if you said you did or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erock View Post
    Did you build a rocker table/clamp setup? I can't remember if you said you did or not.
    Yup. You definitely need it to put the frame on the bottom deck. It's not 100% necessary for the top but probably the best tool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClemsonSurf View Post
    That's great! It really is a fun process and you have a lot of "I'm really doing it!" moments. Let me know if you want some pointers. I spent a lot of time thinking about ways to do something, doing it, then realizing a much more obvious and often easier option. There is a ton of info out there and videos on youtube.

    I had to keep reminding myself that I'm not making a high performance board that will magically make me win contests and I've also come to the conclusion that I'm probably not gonna be the best surfer but I may have the best looking board (unique at least).
    Resurrecting this thread in order to do a little gloating. In the fall of 2012 I bought some paulonia and red cedar boards in order to build a hollow wooden surfboard. That wood sat in my parents basement for 3.5 years. I'm here to report that construction has begun thanks to a kick in the ass from my wife and the help of some awesome friends. We spent all weekend in my friend's workshop and I couldn't be happier with the results! One more weekend and we should be ready for glassing. 20150516_170231.jpg20150516_214358.jpg20150517_132839.jpg20150517_163927 - Copy.jpg

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    Lookin good Stink, keep us posted!

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    Thanks man!